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how in the latest version of firefox do I now check to see if my plug-ins are up to date?

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I just up-dated my firefox to the newest version but I can not figure out now how to see if my plug-ins are up to date or not? There is no header to click on likes years before of using firefox, it just shows me what all plug-ins I have NOT if they are up to date or not! This was on 11-15-2016. Someone HELP!

I just up-dated my firefox to the newest version but I can not figure out now how to see if my plug-ins are up to date or not? There is no header to click on likes years before of using firefox, it just shows me what all plug-ins I have NOT if they are up to date or not! This was on 11-15-2016. Someone HELP!

Chosen solution

Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac=<Command>)<Shift> A)

On the left side of the page, select Plugins.

At the top right is a link to check your plugins.


Use this link to check that your plugins are up-to-date. If any are listed as unknown or research, do not worry about them.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.20.20039
  • Citrix Online App Detector Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 11.111.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.2.4.194
  • 5.1.50901.0

Application

  • Firefox 50.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/50.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Application Update Service Helper 1.0 (aushelper@mozilla.org)
  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.5 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • Pocket 1.0.5 (firefox@getpocket.com)
  • uBlock Origin 1.9.16 (uBlock0@raymondhill.net)
  • Web Compat 1.0 (webcompat@mozilla.org)
  • Norton Security Toolbar 2016.8.0.95 ({C1A2A613-35F1-4FCF-B27F-2840527B6556}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
  • adapterDescription2:
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  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 00000000
  • adapterSubsysID2:
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  • adapterVendorID2:
  • crashGuards: []
  • currentAudioBackend: wasapi
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.21976
  • driverDate: 10-1-2016
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 21.21.13.7306
  • driverVersion2:
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  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • supportsHardwareH264: No; D3D9 blacklisted with DLL atiumd64.dll (7.14.10.911)
  • webgl2Renderer: (no info)
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac=<Command>)<Shift> A)

On the left side of the page, select Plugins.

At the top right is a link to check your plugins.


Use this link to check that your plugins are up-to-date. If any are listed as unknown or research, do not worry about them.

Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; '''<Control>''(Mac=<Command>)''<Shift> A)''' On the left side of the page, select '''Plugins.''' At the top right is a link to check your plugins. ---------------------- '''[https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ Use this link to check that your plugins are up-to-date.]''' If any are listed as unknown or research, do not worry about them.

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I for-sure liked the old way much better as it was faster, and easier as well! Shame on you FireFox!

I for-sure liked the old way much better as it was faster, and easier as well! Shame on you FireFox!
JaneEyre 1 solutions 5 answers

Helpful Reply

Now I have to use a special link to check if my plugins are up-to-date? What a waste of my time! I, too, liked the old way better.

Why did you make it harder to check? I thought the idea was to simplify things. Not only do I now have to use a link (which I will have to bookmark because it's not available on the main pages), but I just spent a lot of time searching for the old link and now I had to waste more time logging into the support forum just to find out how to do something that used to be easy. That's what Microsoft does. Don't be like them.

Now I have to use a special link to check if my plugins are up-to-date? What a waste of my time! I, too, liked the old way better. Why did you make it harder to check? I thought the idea was to simplify things. Not only do I now have to use a link (which I will have to bookmark because it's not available on the main pages), but I just spent a lot of time searching for the old link and now I had to waste more time logging into the support forum just to find out how to do something that used to be easy. That's what Microsoft does. Don't be like them.